On this day: April 8

Published On: Apr 04 2013 04:16:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Venus de Milo is uncovered, Pablo Picasso dies, Hank Aaron belts a milestone home run, "The Godfather Part II" makes Oscar history, and Somali pirates briefly seize an American vessel, all on this day.

OTD April 8 - war bonds
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1918: During World War I, actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City's financial district. The two actors can be seen here, with Fairbanks lifting up Chaplin.

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